ZZ Packer on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


ZZ Packer is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, GRANTA, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and most recently, 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories. She has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton, and a Lillian Golay Knafel fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is at work on a novel about the Reconstruction and Buffalo Soldiers entitled The Thousands, an excerpt of which appeared in The New Yorker’s decennial "20 Under 40 Fiction Issue." She received masters degrees from Johns Hopkins and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, The Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University, Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins.